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Tilapia the Costa Rican Way

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“I have had a craving for Tilapia lately. This sounds like a refreshing way to make it. The cooking time does not include making the rice.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinade Preparation:
  2. Combine lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons cilantro, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sugar.
  3. Add tilapia and marinate 15 minutes, turning once.
  4. Bean and Rice Mixture:
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Cook rice and keep warm.
  7. In a large, skillet or saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat.
  8. Add remaining garlic and onions; sauté until translucent.
  9. Add 2 tablespoons cilantro, oranges, tomatoes, bean.
  10. Cook, uncovered, until hot stirring occasionally.
  11. Transfer hot rice to a baking dish. Add bean mixture and blend.
  12. Overlap tilapia fillets on top and add marinade over fillets.
  13. Bake until the tilapia begins to flake.

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